Presidential candidate John Katumba’s campaign rallies in Tororo town Wednesday flopped after police forced the 24-year-old out of Tororo taxi park venue, ordering him to shift to another venue that was nearly five kilometers away from the town center.
In protest, the youngest presidential candidate sat down, saying he wouldn’t leave unless he was allowed to speak to his people.
“No, no, no. I’m not going anywhere,” Katumba vehemently protested.
“In fact, let me even sit here,” he sat on a stone in the middle of the taxi park as people cheered and ululated.
The police officers spoke amongst themselves as people cheered Katumba on.
“I’m not going anywhere unless they tell me and I address my people. Katumba Oyee!”
A police officer approached Katumba and said “not here”.
“Why not here?” Katumba retorted.
Turning to his supporters, Katumba defiantly declared: “That’s why I have sat on the stone. I’m not going anywhere.”
“There is a town here and I must address my people,” he insisted.
He was, however, forcefully pushed out of the district to Busia town by the men in uniform.